Author Ken Allan Dronsfield: Rapturous Chill


Nicotine stained walls pleading

for a fresh splash of white wash.

Gutter full of decayed leaves and

the porch smells of earthen mold.

The bread knife rests upon the old

cutting board, loaves long since gone.

Walk on a dirt and dusty kitchen floor

dried dead mouse resting by the door.

The basement stairs squeak and moan

with each step while swaying mysteriously.

A voice is heard whispering in a low groan,

my heart beats faster, more dangerously.

Audacious shrills and rapturous chills

residing upon a noxious molded grin

on a pig iron and saffron form while

suspended between bristle cone rafters.

Find the outside door and climb the walk

past the root cellar and out to the tracks

hear the muffled footsteps gain and stalk.

Adventure fades away like that old shack.


© Ken Allan Dronsfield


Excerpt from the book “The Cellaring”

ken-allan-dronsfield-bio-pictureAbout the Author

Ken Allan Dronsfield is a published poet and author originally from New Hampshire, now residing in Oklahoma. He loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cats Merlin and Willa.

He is the co-editor of the poetry anthology titled, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze available at His published work can be found in reviews, journals, magazines and anthologies throughout the web and in print.

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